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#6796399 - 06/17/17 07:25 PM $2 hog bounty
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https://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2012/10/...petition-is-on/

Beginning October 1, those wishing to help Texas eradicate an invasive feral hogs can do so for a $2 bounty on each tail. To encourage hunters to participate, many Texas counties have begun a competition to see which county can cull the most hogs. Counties also receive points toward that competition for the number of participants in an educational course about the animals.
The competition runs until December 31. Money will be paid out to participants via the Hog Out County Grant program and the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership will be hosting classes while serving meat from hogs harvested as part of the competition.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department estimates there are 1.5 million feral hogs roaming Texas. Most have been released by farmers. Pigs that have been released into the wild revert to feral hogs in a matter of months.
“It will get hairy, grow tusks and get aggressive. They’re so good at adapting, and with their scavenging nature, they can get by pretty much anywhere,” said Kristine Brown, a wildlife biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Mlive.com.
Find out more about Texas’ feral hog harvest competition and about how damaging they are to the area from the report by KXAN below.

The hunt is on for feral hogs
At the end of the competition, the county with the most points receives $20,000 in state funds to implement a plan to reduce feral hog populations. Second and third place counties receive $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.
For more information on the grant program and for a list of locations collecting hog tails, click here.


Edited by Simple Searcher (06/17/17 07:48 PM)
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#6796401 - 06/17/17 07:29 PM Re: $2 hog bounty [Re: Simple Searcher]
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looks like thats from 2012?

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#6796411 - 06/17/17 07:41 PM Re: $2 hog bounty [Re: MrWhite87]
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Originally Posted By: MrWhite87
looks like thats from 2012?

Hmmm, Interesting that it just showed as spam mail. But that is an old article.
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#6796718 - 06/18/17 07:33 AM Re: $2 hog bounty [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Most are released by farmers? bs

I'd think that most feral hogs are generations from any domesticated release.
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#6797000 - 06/18/17 01:31 PM Re: $2 hog bounty [Re: Simple Searcher]
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several generations at least. lol

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#6797416 - 06/18/17 11:03 PM Re: $2 hog bounty [Re: yotehater]
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Originally Posted By: yotehater
Most are released by farmers? bs

I'd think that most feral hogs are generations from any domesticated release.


x 2 up

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#6797457 - 06/19/17 04:26 AM Re: $2 hog bounty [Re: pigplinker]
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I realize this is an old thread, but it brings a thing or two to mind for me. First and foremost, I think gov't involvement in anything like this can only lead to more problems than we have in the state at this time. They can spout all the figures then can magically conjure up about numbers of hogs, dollars worth of damage the hogs do, etc...and I just don't believe them. We are better off working the problem without gov't intervention. Next thing we know, they will be using tax dollars for more proposed poisoning programs, figuring out how to make you manage your properties to match their mystical solutions, etc..

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